Saturday, December 12, 2020

Christmas Satire -- Nuttin' For Christmas -- Stan Freberg

There's a subgenre of Christmas songs about kids/people so bad they're not getting presents (Santa Baby is close, Pentatonix's Good To Be Bad is a new addition to the genre). One of the classics is Stan Freberg's Nuttin' For Christmas.

The hero (or should I say anti-hero) of the song admits to any number of tricks and bad acts that would earn him coal in his stockings, even (spoiler alert) helping the robber case the house at the end of the song.

Nothing is exactly what the "hero" of this song deserves.

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